Lucie Lévesque, Andrea Ianni, and Brittany McBeath participate in launch of Indigenous Mentoring Network hub at Queen's

Indigenous Mentoring Network hub launches at Queen's

Thursday October 4, 2018 (snipped from the Gazette) By Phil Gaudreau, Senior Communications Officer


A group of Indigenous scholars and staff at Queen's officially join a national initiative and make plans for the year ahead.

·  Heather Castleden is one of three heads of the Indigenous Mentorship Network hub at Queen's, though she says she intends to turn over leadership of the hub to Indigenous health scholars. (University Communications)

·  Indigenous students Jesse Maracle, Brittany McBeath, and Andrea Ianni spoke to launch attendees about the value of mentorship. (University Communications)

·  After the panelists' remarks, attendees broke out into groups to set priorities for the year. (University Communications)

·  Each group answered six questions to help the network hub set priorities for the coming year. (University Communications) 

  • Attendees also completed a digital survey using their phones and laptops.

Priorities included networking and professional development opportunities


The Queen's network hub is currently headed up by a team of three non-Indigenous faculty members, including Heather Castleden, the Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities: Michael Green, the Brian Hennen Chair and Head of the Department of Family Medicine; and Lucie Lévesque, Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

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